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Kerrville Majors hold off Boerne, championship game tomorrow

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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:58 pm

The Kerrville Majors All-Stars connected on nine hits, including a homerun by Noah Collins, to hold off Boerne in what could have been a season-ending game that Kerrville claimed with a 8-7 victory Wednesday night at Ingram Little League Fields in District 26 Little League All-Star action.

The first score of the game came in the second inning when Collins ripped a home run from the leadoff position on a line drive to left field in the top of the frame.

Boerne responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the second inning, knotting the score 1-1.

Kerrville came out swinging on their next at-bat, adding three runs to the scoreboard on a single by Robert Johnson that plated Tyler Langbein, while Johnson and Joe Zabala scored on a Boerne fielding error, bringing the score to 4-1 in the top of the third inning.

Boerne was determined to chip away at Kerrville’s lead, adding two runs in the bottom of the third inning.

Langbein and Iric Foster scored on a single by Johnson in the fourth inning, while Kerrville held Boerne scoreless to increase their lead to 6-2.

Kerrville earned their largest lead of the night when both Collins and Peyton Middleton scored by stealing home in the top of the fifth inning, but Boerne was not going down without a fight and mounted a two-out rally that netted five runs and erased Kerrville’s comfortable lead to 8-7.

Kerrville was not able to add to the scoreboard in their final at-bat and managed to hold off Boerne from scoring in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the win.

Johnson went 3-for-4 at the plate for Kerrville and contributed three RBIs. Collins earned two hits on two at-bats and earned one RBI.

Diego Benevides, Zabala, Langbein and Ben Yoder each added hits on the night.

Johnson toed the rubber for Kerrville from the start, going a little over one inning and allowing two hits. Collins relieved for a partial inning, tossing 12 pitches and sitting down one Boerne batter. Domynik Vasquez three 78 pitches in the closing position, giving up up only six hits and striking out six Boerne Batters.

Having lost a 4-3 decision earlier in tournament play, Kerrville had to defeat Boerne for the chance to advance and will now play Friday night in the district championship game against Boerne in Ingram at 7 p.m.

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